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Andy Sydow

Americana, rock, folk, singer-songwriter Andy Sydow is a jack-of-all-trades. As an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who's lyrics paint a picture of poetic realism, Sydow tours consistently both solo and with a backing band. Throughout the course of a show he’s known to croon an audience with acoustic guitar ballads, sing a few numbers on his lap steel, and even sit down at the keys to show off his surprising boogie-woogie piano chops. He draws comparisons to voices like Paul Simon and Jackson Browne, mixed with a roots rock vibe reminiscent of Tom Petty or Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. 

In a career spanning over a decade, Sydow has released several albums and singles, toured internationally, received Triple-A airplay (Alibi, 2022 and Keep On Driving, 2023), been a finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Songwriter Competition (twice!), and supported numerous acts including: Shane Smith & The Saints, Dick Dale, Chuck Prophet, Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish, Lucero, and Anders Osborne.

Sydow's newest release, “Little Crown EP” (via Color Red Records) will drop on May 5, 2023. The first single, Keep On Driving, came out on April 7. In the spirit of driving, the band created a one-camera music video for the song that pays homage to the theme of That 70s Show. The “Little Crown EP" will be Sydow's first release enlisting the partnership of an indie label. All other singles and albums have been completely independent. 

2023 will also see the release of a full length album with Anders Osborne that was recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA. Osborne produced as well as played guitar and sang backing vocals. Mike Dillion provided the percussion, and Casandra Faulconer completed the quartet on bass. 

Aside from his own career as an artist and songwriter, Sydow spends much of his time at home producing other artists. His credits as a producer include Lauren Frihauf (The Voice, Season 19), Payge Turner (The Voice, Season 19), Ian Mahan, Andy Sydow/AJ Fullerton, Racyne Parker, Veronica May, and Jcallen.

When he's not touring, writing, or recording, Sydow spends time talking to other creatives and music industry professionals on his podcast, Middle Class Rock Star. The hour"ish" long weekly program comes out every Thursday on all streaming platforms, as well as 30 FM stations around Colorado (via Chris K's Colorado Playlist). MCRS has played host to the likes of: Andy Frasco, Shane Smith & The Saints, Sunny War, Dango Rose (Elephant Revival), Jeremy Lawton (Big Head Todd & The Monsters), Todd Smallie (Derek Trucks, JJ Grey & Mofro), Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson), Leftover Salmon, and Phil Cook. 

Career Highlights

  • 2X Kerrville New Folk Songwriter Competition Finalist

  • International Songwriting Competition Finalist (Americana)

  • Durango Songwriters Expo Song Competition Finalist (country/folk/Americana)

  • Acorn Songwriters Competition Finalist

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